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AROLDIS CHAPMAN RUMORS

Reds closer helps Cincinnati area school get new locker room

Aroldis Chapman recently made a generous donation to the men's volleyball team at Mount St. Joseph University. The team was in need of a new locker room, and Chapman stepped in to help. Chapman, who defected from Cuba in 2009 has befriended one of the players on the team-- €”Cesar Trigo de Serrano, a senior from Miami, Florida whose parents are also from Cuba. Chapman has been...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Cincinnati Reds Should Trade Aroldis Chapman

Aroldis Chapman of the Cincinnati Reds is one of the most dominant closers in baseball, yet trade rumors continue to circulate around him. (Mandatory Credit: Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Aroldis Chapman creates fear every time he steps on the mound. As a left-handed closer standing at 6-4 and commonly featuring 100 mph heaters, it’s fair to suggest most at-bats against him are, in...
Via The Sports Journal
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds acquire Marlon Byrd, for some reason

Fresh off of selling off two-fifths of their rotation and making no other offseason moves of note, the Cincinnati Reds have chosen to trade for outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Phillies. Sources: #Phillies and #Reds have a deal involving Marlon Byrd. RHP Ben Lively one of players headed to PHI. Announcement coming today. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 31, 2014 ...
Via The Outside Corner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Aroldis Chapman hits 104 on radar gun

Your browser does not support iframes. Aroldis Chapman still throws very, very hard. The Cincinnati Reds reliever has struck out 66 batters in just 32 1/3 innings of work this season. When you see the 104-mph fastball he threw against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night, you’ll understand why. That’s right, Chapman hit 104. The […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Watch Aroldis Chapman strike out the side in season debut

Your browser does not support iframes.On March 19, Aroldis Chapman suffered one of the scariest baseball injuries most of us has ever seen when he was struck in the face by a vicious line drive.On Sunday, the Cuban Missile was miraculously back on the mound in a Major League Baseball game yet again. And he gave us all a glimpse of what the Reds have been missing in his absence.Chapman...
Via Redlegs Review
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman gets roughed up in rehab start for Louisville

Aroldis Chapman took the mound in his first rehab appearance with Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday and was greeted rudely by Triple-A Norfolk.The southpaw surrendered five earned runs on four hits before being pulled after just 2/3 of an inning. Chapman also walked a batter, hit a batter and uncorked a wild pitch en route to throwing 33 pitches during a rough outing. So it seems as...
Via Redlegs Review
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman pitches off mound, wows observers

After a horrific scene just three-and-a-half weeks ago, Cincinnati Reds (and really all baseball fans) got a bit of good news today when Aroldis Chapman, the hard-throwing lefty closer for the Reds, threw off the mound for the first time.  Chapman was struck in the face by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City Royals slugger Salvador Perez, breaking facial bones throughout his...
Via Reading Between The Seams
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Chapman recovering better than anticipated

Anyone who saw the spring training video of Aroldis Chapman getting struck in the head by a line drive knows how serious the immediate ramifications were at the time. At worst, Chapman may have sustained an injury that would threaten his life, or possibly even his career. At best, Chapman was probably looking at some time on the sidelines due to a concussion and contusion to the...
Via Redlegs Review
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Aroldis Chapman shows off post-surgery staples

Last time we say Cincinnati Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman, he was being carted off the field after taking a linedrive off his forehead Wednesday night. Friday, the lefty posted a picture of the aftermath. Now, I’m no surgeon, and I’m terrible at math…but it looks like Chapman has more staples in his head than the ball that hit him.
Via Hall of Very Good
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Scary video surfaces of Aroldis Chapman getting struck in face by line drive

Your browser does not support iframes.One of the scariest baseball injuries you are likely to see came Wednesday night in Surprise when Aroldis Chapman was on the wrong end of a screaming line drive hit by Royals catcher Salvador Perez.The ball jumped off Perez's bat so quickly Chapman didn't even have time to finish his follow through. The impact of the baseball striking Chapman...
Via Redlegs Review
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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